The best way to understand the impact of the MSC program is through those involved.
Meet the people behind sustainable seafood
The MSC program is a collective effort that could not exist without the many fishers around the world who work to safeguard stocks, ecosystems and their own livelihoods.
Fishing is more than just a job, it forms the backbone of many communities. When you buy seafood with the blue MSC label you’re not only helping preserve fish stocks, but also a way of life
Read about the passionate people bringing sustainable seafood to your plate.
Japan’s all-in-one sustainable tuna company
From collapse to conservation
Western Asturias octopus
The women of the Indonesia Blue Swimmer Crab fishery
Lake Hjälmaren: Fishing for the future
Ben Tre: Saving a clam fishery in Vietnam
The ice fishers of Waterhen Lake, Canada
Julien, the Normandy lobster fisherman
More about these and other fisheries in our report
Alaska pollock fishing: It runs in the family
West Coast Groundfish: An American Success Story
Tuna fishing after the tsunami
South Australia: Shuffling for sustainability
Suriname: The power of partnerships
Western Australia: Riding the crest of the wave
'Bluey': Australia's blue swimmer crab
South African hake - Fishing for a future
Pole and line tuna fishing in the Maldives
PNA tuna - Small islands, big opportunities
More about fishing communities and impacts
The impact on communities
Fish is an important source of food and income for communities around the world. For many people, sustainable fishing is a necessity, not a luxury.
Pathway to sustainability
The MSC is working with NGOs, governments, retailers and funders around the world to create a pathway to sustainability for small-scale fisheries and fisheries in developing countries.
Our collective impact
For 20 over years fisheries, scientists, consumers and industry have been part of a collective effort to make sure our oceans are fished sustainably.